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Poster: hippie64 Date: May 29, 2010 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite NFA/GDTRFB ?

7/25/72 Portland. Not an outstanding version of NFA but the transition nails it. GDTRFB has all the dynamics, Donna nails it pretty good too.


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Poster: spacedface Date: May 31, 2010 1:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite NFA/GDTRFB ?

The Skull and Roses version is also my favorite, and the little section at the end is great because you get a nice little tune and emotion but don't have to suffer the words. Is some special name for just the melody?

Ah that's the S&R version:

It's interesting to hear the whole thing not faded out, and the context with a whole nother 24 minutes of Lovelight after.

And that 02-27-81 is ponderously pretty -- much preferable to the predictable clapping just a few years later:

This post was modified by spacedface on 2010-05-31 08:11:55

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Poster: hippie64 Date: May 31, 2010 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite NFA/GDTRFB ?

Hey now !! Thanx for the Skull and Roses link, I've been to lazy to ask about it (kinda shows my newbie status also), IT IS FOR SURE IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME NA>GTRFB ! That 81 link will be fun to check out if and/or when I peel myself away from these 68-75 shows.

speaking of Not fading away, I heard a professor speak from the University of Louisiana and he had a very valid question. Where are the skimmers to at least get the surface oil cleaned up? He was 10 miles from the well site and there wasn't a skimmer to be seen ANYWHERE !!

Sorry if I"m hijacking here, it's just that it was brought to my attention, so I'm passing on my frustration. Thanks again for the links.

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Poster: spacedface Date: May 31, 2010 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite NFA/GDTRFB ?

Just repeating the S&R link from "high flow".

Yeah, oil spills (any pollution really) pretty much prove the need for government and regulation. Unfortunately, gov't has been captured by the wealthy who rig the system for themselves and for buyoffs of certain groups.

The refusal of the USA to submit to reality just means that the rest of the decline of the empire with be painful but quick. Some say world fisheries may collapse by 2050. God knows how nature will change; it's too bad the hippies weren't able to effect change and stop the rise of the right wing, who blocked ideas of decentralized power and encouraged corruption.

The kids have big problems in store and little awareness as far I can tell. But the pressure will get worse, and may be they'll avoid the mistakes of the last 30-40 years -- and not fall prey to whispers of fear and desire.

So much for the "new American century"! That's a phrase that everyone should understand.

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Poster: Ernie Bo-Peep Date: May 31, 2010 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite NFA/GDTRFB ?

I have to agree with the picks so far.

11/15/71 is unique and full of fire, 4/5/71 a staple of perfection, 10/31/71 is smokin', etc. Many great ones from 1971, try out 10/19/71 for example. Jerry and the boys rip it apart and put it back together again.


In 1972 you can find the band still enjoying the combo: 3/23/72, 4/14/72 with a little China Cat tease, a sweet one from 5/3/72, 9/21/72, etc. They burned out on it a bit and with the next wave of tunes coming in 1973 and 1974, the combo became harder to find.


There's a great sequence from 5/19/74 that's not to be missed:
Truckin' > MLB Jam > NFA > GDTRFB


I still enjoy the plodding NFAs from 1976, 1977 and the more muscular, angry, rockin' 1978 but find the ones from 1979 and the early 80's to have (mostly) more fire in their bellies!


Nothing truly compares to 1971, IMHO.

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